UPDATED MAY 5, 2021:
Background: Under the Economic Aid Act, community financial institutions include Community Development Financial Institutions, Minority Depository Institutions, Certified Development Corporations, and certain microloan intermediaries.
FDIC Resource: As some small businesses continue seeking PPP loans, these CDFIs and MDIs may be able to provide some assistance and satisfy loan requests: FDIC’s Interactive Map.
UPDATED APRIL 2, 2021:
UPDATED JANUARY 22, 2021:
New federal legislation authorizes the Small Business Administration (SBA) to approve Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans up to the $284.5 billion in allocated PPP funding.
Small businesses can apply for a PPP loan through March 31, 2021, or until funds are depleted, if they fit into the following criteria:
Existing PPP borrowers are allowed to receive second round funding if they meet the following additional criteria:
For details on eligibility and requirements, please see our Paycheck Protection Program Eligibility and Application Instructions.
If you think you may qualify, you can apply by CLICKING HERE.
** Some exceptions for businesses in the hospitality or food services [NAICS 72], and some eligible news organizations.)
JANUARY 6, 2021:
Latest update for Paycheck Protection Program clients
New legislation, signed into law on December 27, 2020 authorizes the Small Business Administration (SBA) to approve Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans up to the $284.5 billion in allocated PPP funding.
• According to the legislation, PPP loans will be available to businesses with 500 or fewer employees that have not previously received a PPP loan to help with payroll, rent, utilities, healthcare costs and more
• In addition to providing for new PPP loans for first-time borrowers, the legislation also allows certain existing PPP borrowers to receive a “second draw” PPP loan if they have used all of their first loan (or will have by the time of disbursement of the second loan), have no more than 300 employees and can demonstrate a year-over-year quarterly revenue reduction of at least 25%
• The legislation also expands the list of allowable and forgivable expenses, which apply to existing PPP loans for which a borrower has not yet received forgiveness. Additionally, the legislation provides for a more flexible covered period. For details on eligibility and requirements, please visit the SBA website.
We are awaiting guidance from the SBA on this round of PPP lending and plan to begin receiving new PPP loan applications in the coming weeks. Please check back for updates.
BankSouth will continue to work with our small business customers to make this process as easy and streamlined as possible. In addition to our online portal made available, our PPP Specialists and Relationship Managers will be available to assist and answer your questions as more information becomes available. .
LOAN FORGIVENESS UPDATE (JULY 2, 2020):
This results in an extension for small businesses to apply for the remaining PPP funds until August 8, 2020. BankSouth continues to process PPP loan applications; call a Relationship Manager at your local branch for more information.
Washington, D.C. (July 2, 2020) — Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey released the following statement on congressional passage of legislation to extend the Paycheck Protection Program through Aug. 8.
“As the nation’s top small-business lenders and leading Paycheck Protection Program participants, community banks will continue working to meet the needs of their customers and local communities.
“Community banks have been an economic lifeline to local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, including through their participation in the Paycheck Protection Program. Combined, they account for more than 66 percent of PPP loans and 63 percent of the program’s approved dollar amount, according to SBA data.
“While community banks will continue supporting their local economies, we are also advocating additional reforms to include in the next COVID-19 relief bill to support small businesses and jobs in rural, suburban, and urban markets. In addition to a more straightforward approach to PPP loan forgiveness, ICBA and community bankers also encourage Congress to advance capital and accounting relief, liability protection, tax reform, agricultural support, and more.
“ICBA and the nation’s community banks will continue working with Congress and the Trump administration to implement policies that will help local communities recover economically from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
On June 25, 2020, the SBA updated FAQ information pertaining to the Loan Forgiveness Application package with instructions and continues to update regulations and guidance to help borrowers complete their applications and inform lenders of their responsibilities.
The form and instructions include:
When to submit your Loan Forgiveness Application:
¹ Source: SBA Frequently Asked Questions for Lenders and Borrowers for the Paycheck Protection Program – Effective June 25, 2020 SBA FAQ for Lenders and Borrowers, Effective June 25, 2020